Art College Admissions: An Insider's Guide to Art Portfolio Preparation, Selecting the Right College, and Gaining Admission with Scholarships

Choi, Wook

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Synopsis: TOP FIVE REASONS TO READ THIS BOOK 5. Learn what admissions committees at top art colleges really look for when deciding who to admit. 4. Find out which mistakes other students most often make when applying to art schools so that you can avoid making some of the same ones. 3. View extraordinary artworks my students have created to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. 2. Familiarize yourself with new career paths that have emerged for young artists and designers in recent years. 1. Discover specific and actionable tips you can follow in your own quest to achieve admissions and scholarship success. In the first half of this book, you'll learn how vital a role art plays in the success of businesses today, what admissions committees at top art colleges really look for when deciding who to admit, and essential tips for developing winning art portfolio pieces. In the second half, you'll learn about the distinct advantages and histories of the most highly-ranked and popular art colleges in the Northeast, specific and actionable tips for getting into each school, and any changes these schools have made to their admissions criteria in recent years. You'll also come across images of successful student-made art portfolio pieces throughout the book, which have been included to illustrate the amount of dedication, focus, and creative talent you should expect to exhibit in your own pieces to gain admission to and win scholarships from the schools featured in this book. In going through the different chapters, you'll also gain insight into the mechanisms of art college admissions, become encouraged to solve problems more creatively, and, hopefully, find inspiration to develop the artistic talent that lies untapped in you.

About the Author: Wook Choi is an accomplished artist, educator, columnist, art portfolio consultant, art dealer, and the Founder and Director of Oogie Art, a New York City based Art Portfolio Prep School with 3 locations in and around Manhattan, which guides young artists, in the words of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to “greater heights of artistic creation.” After having earned a B.F.A. from Hong-ik University and an M.A. from New York University, Wook won numerous awards as an artist and has exhibited in 8 solo shows and 35 group shows in Europe, US, China, and Korea. With curatorial experience, she partnered with Fiorella la Lumia Lattuada to establish Wook & Lattuada Art Galleries in Manhattan and Milan, which currently house the largest collection (124 pieces) of Futurist works in the world; hold works by Pablo Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Mimmo Rotella, Amedeo Modigliani, Umberto Boccioni, and Vassily Kandinsky; and focus on exhibiting important work by both internationally established and emerging contemporary artists each year. She opened her first art academy at the age of twenty-one and has since taught at various institutions around the world accruing over 28 years of teaching experience. As an art instructor, she has received nation-wide recognition for her creative methods from eminent persons and organizations including, but not limited to, the former first lady, Laura Bush; the New York Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills; US Congress member, Jerrold Nadler; the Alliance for Young Artists; the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts; and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. Through art and her innovative programs, her students are able to gain admission to top programs at Harvard, Brown, UPenn, Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Cornell, the Cooper Union, and many other highly-ranked colleges with scholarships each year. In fact, her students have been awarded over $28.5 million in scholarship awards over the past decade. Wook has written dozens of articles on art education, which have been published in a variety of print and online publications on over a hundred different occasions, and she continues to write columns for various publications today. She speaks regularly at education events around the world. For a full list of events and dates, click to www.wookchoi.com. For those seeking individualized guidance with the development of their art portfolios, Wook can be reached via email at director@oogieart.com.

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